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han? >> meghan? >> county investigators are on the scene after a struggle between an officer and a prison led to a shot being fired here in the e.r. now, we want to show you some new video that is just back into our newsroom. this incident happened just after 2:30 this afternoon. now, we're told that it was an officer that was garding a man that had been arrested for burglary. that man was being treated here in the e.r. hospital personnel found a needle on that prisoner that he was hiding in his clothing. the suspect then grabbed a medical personnel staff person here. that's when the officer immediately intervened. a struggle enshoed. the -- ensued. the prisoner trying to get to the officer's gun. that gun shot into the wall. no one was injured. the fire that shot went just into the wall of the e.r. now, we know that the officer did try to subdue the man with pepper spray at that point but that department work. other officers had to be called in to subdue that prisoner.
again, county officials still out here on the scene investigating just how this happened. we'll continue following this developing story. for now, live in towson, meghan mccorkell, ween eyewitness news -- wjz eyewitness news. >> we will keep you updated as soon as we get more information. a man who gained national attention, after broadcasting his standoff with police online, faces new charges. and for the first time, he's speaking about the case. wjz is live at his home in waverly. investigator mike hellgren talked to him shortly before a court appearance this morning. mike? >> reporter: kai, handcuffed in a yellow jail jumpsuit and rarely at a loss for words, he said his only chance for justice is through the press. the prosecutor called him an extreme risk to public safety. >> reporter: the home where james macarthur broadcast his standoff with police, is now boarded up, as he fights for his freedom. the local blogger and journalist told me before a contentious bail review, that police have a vendetta against him and this he would never harm a soul.
he was surprised to hear that his baltimore spectator website was still up and running. and proud of the worldwide attention his standoff received, heard by thousands. >> this is a ratings bonanza. a smash hit. >> reporter: the standoff began saturday. they said macanotherure made threats -- macarthur made threats online. but they say he was only joking. they filed new charges against him. macarture claims. the judge did not buy his story. and she said she believed he was a danger to the public. citing what she called his violent nature and criminal backgrounds in california and maryland. macarthur said state delegates are representing nim in court. he did not show up in court. she said he feels like a caged beast.
>> and somehow, smo some way, you guys keep messing with me. and this is the life i live now. >> reporter: so no bail for him. he also had a mental health evaluation. but the results were not available today. reporting live in waverly, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. in court, a public defender represented macarthur and argued a $100,000 bail would be suspicion and argued that if he was released, he wouldn't be hard to track down. a mother released from the hospital. vic is live with in what is next for this mother. >> nicole fitzgerald was formally charged in his death. the 32-year-old faces murder, child abuse, assault, and reckless endangerment charges in the death of paris russell. fitzgerald has been in the hospital since sunday. after slashing her son, she tried to cut her own throat. fitzgerald is being held without bond. mary, back to you.
>> thank you. the little boy's uncle and aunt says fitz gerald has been dealing with mental health problems. but no one in the family dealt with this. >> there's been a harrowing stang operation going on. a week-long in ocean city, ends with nearly two dozen people being indicted on drug charges. police say 17 people are in custody and six are being sought. they were arrested following a six-week investigation, in which officers made drug by buys. investigators think the rise is due to an ongoing crackdown on prescription drug abuse. the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the problem of prescription drug shortages to the national spotlight. and now, a prominent local hospital tells maryland lawmakers how the growing problem is impacting their work. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains how a drug shortage nearly affected surgeries at the anne arundel medical center. derek? >> reporter: lawmakersmakers
have have been hearing an earful about problems that they are being forced to deal with. >> reporter: as doctors at anne arundel medical center prepared for surgery on a late november weekend, they became concerned about their low supply of a drug needed to reverse anesthesia for patients after surgery. in fact, supply was so low, doctors considered cancellations. >> fortunately, supply was identified. no one's care was delayed. but it's an example of how hospitals have to continuously monitor their supply of critical drugs. >> reporter: drug shortages have become increasingly common. from 2005 to 2011, the number of drugs on the fda's shortage list has more than tripied. -- tripled. >> how concerned are you about these drug shortages? >> i think the public needs to be concerned but not panicked. and every hospital in the state, and i'm quite sure every hospital in the country, is facing this same sort of difficulty. >> reporter: manufacturing problems. drug companies favor
eliminating drugs in favor of more profitable ones and middle men buy them at short supply and resell them at huge profit. this gained attention when university of maryland basketball coach brenda frese and her had husband spoke out after learning that a drug treating their son's leukemia was costly and in short supply. congressman cummings is investigating this and cracking down. >> i think if it's not criminal, it should be made a crime. because basically, what you're doing is stealing somebody's life. >> so now, maryland state lawmakers are weighing in on this hot topic. they're trying to decide a joint committee on healthcare delivery, trying to decide whether there is any legislation they can push through that would help alleviate this drug shortage problem. derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> all right, derek. thank you. new information tonight about the -- out of cuba, on a maryland man who is in prison there. cuban officials say the u.s. is
lying about alan gross's health. and it's unrealistic to expect cuba to free gross unilaterally. they want five cuban intelligence agent who are in florida to release him. now, gross is three years into a 15-year sentence for crimes against the cuban state. a recue on the side of the road, involving one vehicle in harford county today. just before noon, a car went off winter's run road in joppa and wound up 40 feet down an embankment. rescue crews made their way to the vehicle. they found a 20-year-old man with serious injuries. they carefully remauved him. he was hoisted up to the road and taken by medivac to shock trauma. his condition tonight is unknown. it's cooler today than it was yesterday. but that is not stopping people from getting out. we found people out working. working out at lake montebello today. you know what? cooler weather may actually be better when it comes to working out. good for your heart. now, let's take a look at what
is happening outside with your temperatures as they start to drop. bob is in the first warning weather center, updating our numbers. >> actually pretty nice out there. sun. it was a little breezy this afternoon. and certainly colder than the last two days. take a look at temps, just dropped down to 51. way out west. that's where the cold air is. 34 now in oakland. and 51, ocean city. 55 in washington. right now, temperatures running 10 to as much as 20 degrees colder than yesterday. the only place that didn't change was ocean city. no change there at all. but tomorrow, lots of sunshine. it will be a cold day, compared to the last few days. so don't forget to take the coat and maybe some gloves tomorrow. probably only staying in the 40s tomorrow. >> hurricane sandy slammed into chris field, causing extensive damage. the state asked for help from fema. but alex demetrick reports, the agency and the white house denied that request because not enough damage was done. >> reporter: when sandy flooded chrisfield, saving lives came first. >> is there water coming inside
your residence right now? >> yes, ma'am! i want you to try to stay calm. >> i have my grandson with me. >> reporter: taking stock of the damage came next. >> my building took a big beating. it's the worst i've seen. >> clearly, chrisfield took it the hardest, in terms of the sea level rise and the tidal surge. and a lot of people have been swasmed out of their homes. >> reporter: after seeing the damage, the governor asked for federal disaster relief. money for repairing infrastructure was approved. but now federal help cold front won'ting -- help won't be coming to businesses and homes because not enough damage was done. >> at this point, the information doesn't support a major presidential disaster declaration because it is not based upon the trauma to the individual. you know our hearts go out to them. >> we need help. we need help. we cannot do it. >> reporter: the reason? many who lost furnaces, first floors and roofs, don't have repairs. you know that you're going
to have pay that much money out of pocket, which we don't have. >> we are a small town in a rural area. and you've got to look at the level of damage that we had, the level of the income in this area, which is extremely low. and take all of that into consideration. >> maryland's members of congress say they will restate that dilemma to fema, just as they did when floodwaters were still in the street, over a month ago. alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> governor o'malley said he will formally appeal fema's decision. baltimore county. firefighters are on the scene of a house fire. let's go to sky eye chopper 13 with more. captain jeff long has more. >> this residence fire seems to be under control. baltimore county police department -- or fire department, correction, on scene. this is on blooms bury avenue. in catonsville. just south of frederick road. and with all of this equipment on scene, blooms bury avenue is
closed between frederick road and mcrouteer avenue. and they're directing traffic around. reporting live from sky eye chopper 13, i'm captain jeff long. back to you. >> we will bring you more information as it becomes available. and still ahead on wjz's eyewitness news at 5:00. the countdown to the nisc will fisc-- the fiscal cliff is on. but that's not stopping house members from leaving capitol hill from a long weekend. the duchess of cambridge, the hospital treating her gets punked. it's become one of the city and the state's main attractions. i'm christie ileto. coming up, i'll have more on what a new report is saying about the national aquarium and how it affects our local economy. and when will we see the warmer weather temperatures again? any time soon? don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast with bob.
it's 51 degrees and clear in central maryland. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. it's one of baltimore's favorite attractions. and support shows it is bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars into the city. wjz is live at the national aquarium do you want. christie ileto has more on what this means for the local economy. a new report shows that most of the visitors are from out of town, that they spend big bucks here in the area. and that the national aquarium is their main reason for flocking to baltimore. >> reporter: for deborah hanley, when you come to baltimore, there is one place you have to go. >> the aquarium. today is my 60th birthday, and i'm skipping work to celebrate. >> reporter: that's the city's main attraction for handley and other visitors this year, according to a new report. numbers show these underwater creatures show large crowds,
draw 1.4 million visitors to the state. and helps maintain 333 jobs. >> it helps us to understand the impact we're making to the community. >> reporter: this comes as they received a nonprofit grant from the state. >> the $2.5 million that the state made available to us to help support that project was very, very important. to us, remaining vital and relevant, really providing new things for our visitors. >> reporter: the report also shows that people who come to the national aquarium annually, more than half of them are from out of state. >> what does that mean for in immediaters? how do they benefit? >> because people are coming from out of town, money that they spend else where, they're spending here. everyone from maryland benefit from that. >> reporter: translation, they spend on food, lodging, transportation. money funneled back into our own city, our very own
backyard. >> reporter: and because there's been so many out-of- towners in the last few years, they have been able to bring back a program that gives discounted rates to local visitors. christie ileto, wjz eyewitness news. >> as for the renovation, it is a $12.5 million project that is scheduled to open next summer. and anticipated to be a big one at that. if you're waiting for someone to get home from work, let's check in on our roads. >> mary, hi, everyone. if you're sitting on the top side inner loop, you're probably stuck in pretty heavy traffic. delays stretch there from reisterstown road to harford. average speed, only 23 miles an hour. on the west side inner loop, brake lights there from southwestern boulevard to security boulevard. 70 eastbound, you'll see a lot of congestion as you make your way over toward the beltway. northbound direction. stop and go there, from 32 to the beltway on the southwest side. and as far as accidents go,
northbound 29 at st. john's lane. also, loch raven boulevard at cedar croft. west rogers at northern parkway. and south monroe at washington boulevard. let's now take a live look. as you can see, that's a look at the harrisburg expressway, moving very well in the southbound direction. but northbound, very jammed up there, from shawan road to belfast. and we'll take another live look. you can see issue things crawling along there. this traffic report is brought to you locally by papa johns. don't forget to enter their 2 million givenna way to enter to win your chance for a free pizza. back to you. secretary of state hillary clinton will soon be leaving office and some new yorkers say they know what the former u.s. senator should do next. a new poll shows more than half of new yorkers surveyed say they would like to see hillary clinton run for president in 2013. the survey released today also shows three quarters of respondents say they have a favorable impression of the outgoing secretary.
but clinton may have other plans. she hasy peated -- has repeatedly said she plans to retire to private life, once her successor is confirmed by the u.s. senate. still no signs of progress between republicans and democrats as the year-end deadline to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts inches closer. no face-to-face talks are scheduled at this time. but as danielle nottingham reports, president obama is continuing his push to sell to the american public. >> reporter: house members left the capitol in the middle of the fiscal fight. they're not due back until next week. but house speaker john boehner is staying behind, ready to sit down with the president. >> we can't sit here and negotiate with ourselves. >> reporter: president obama is rejecting the republican propoise -- proposal because it does not raise taxes on households making more than $250,000 a year. the gop is offering to close tax loopholes and limit deductions instead. >> the revenues we're putting on the table are going to come from, guess who?
the rich. >> reporter: republicans say if bush-era tax cuts are not extended for everyone, it will hurt the economy. and they invited small business owners here to capitol hill to make their point. >> max olson opened an shrpses company this year. and is concerned he won't be able to add hmmees-- employees. >> you add their payroll and extra tax amount. and i may not be able to hire them because of it. >> reporter: i'm here to tell -- >> i'm here to tell you nobody wants to get this done more than me. >> reporter: the president said he wants to raise tax rates on just about everyone in the room. >> we're not insisting on rates just out of spite or out of any kind of partisan bickering. but rather because we need to raise a certain amount of revenue. >> reporter: the president said once republicans put rate hikes on the table, the two sides could find compromise. in washington, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news.
>> republicans say the ball is in the president's court. and say he should deliver an offer that can pass congress. an alabama woman is clearly the master of sugary confectious, infectious delights. it is quite obvious how ellen moore got her nickname, the ginger bread lady. you can see her building a masterpiece here. it took her 12 days. it is the most famous house in the country. yes, it is the white house in gingerbread. and it's completely edible. it is the centerpiece for an annual holiday lunch in birmingham. >> wow. >> that looks nothing like what we can put together for the kennedy krieger festival of trees. >> that's pretty cool. >> showoff. >> exactly. >> no, it's good. it's good work. no, we're happy. >> you ask eat it, too. i don't know if you can eat ours. i think we had glue. >> yeah, there was some glue. glu-- glue, nail, spackle am. >> exactly. feeling more like the
holiday season. it is getting colder out. northwest winds, 15. making it feel like 44 degrees out there on your screen. -- skin. the barometer on the way back up. looking at chilly temps in the next day or so after this. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve.
a live look outside from sky eye chopper 13 over our city tonight. >> still a nice day. yes. certainly cooler. but still an awfully nice day forsome. not too many complaints. temperature-wise rooks right now, we have cooldown to 51. it's chill out to the west. 36 now in oakland. and 51 in ocean city. 55 in d.c. the dew points way down to 27, which means dry air has moved in. tonight, some of the northern and western suburbs, when we get the lighter winds, will probably drop to the upper 20s. 48, westminster now. and 46 by the bay, annapolis and kent island. still have a breeze. but later tonight, the breeze will come down. and that r that's when temperatures will drop. if you go out, it's going to feel pretty chilly, compared to the last two days, when we get
to 70. 12-mile-an-hour winds. the front came through early this morning. could barely notice it because it didn't really rain. except extreme southeastern portions of maryland. we didn't have a trace. you can see this kind of sliding off the east coast this afternoon. just most of the rain was east. and didn't really materialize. cold air coming across the great lakes. snow right now. snow shower activity, just east of the lakes. you can see that warm air, the cold air over the warm lakes. picks up. drops it in the form of snow. this is typical for november- december, when the lakes are very, very warm still. generally in the 40s and 50s. and the cold air coming across the lakes. literally takes that moisture. and goes up a couple hundred feet. clouds are created. and you get snow shower activity. usually, it doesn't get too much further than this location. downstreams ing. dries out. temperature-wise, 35, detroit.
37, chicago. they were in the 70s the last couple of days. remember, still 68 in denver. still a lot of mild air. just to our north, that's where a chunk of cooler air is located. and we'll be with that the next day or so. but right after that, by the weekend, more mild air. back up in the 50s. maybe near 60 again. we'll have more clouds. i think we'll probably see shower activity breaking out. later sunday and probably into monday of next week. southeast winds, 5 to 10 knots on the bay. bay temp, in the mid- to upper 40s. as you can see, tonight, clear. and it will be cold, with lighter winds. down around 30. if you're going out tonight, take your coat, maybe a hat. 45 tomorrow. but a sunny day, yes. it will be chilly. but 45 is very close to where it's supposed to be. >> okay. >> here in december. >> all right. thank you, bob. still ahead at 5:00 on eyewitness news. deadly subway push a suspect in custody. how he tried to conceal his identity. more questions about inaccurate speed cameras in baltimore city. i'm adam may, the latest twists
it is 5:30. 51 degrees and just gorgeously clear out there. look at that sunset, everybody. good evening. thank you for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. more problems with speed cameras in baltimore. city officials admit they found another camera recording
inaccurate speeds. wjz is live on cold spring lane. adam may is there and has the latest black eye for the program. hi, adam. >> hi, kai. you know, this is a very busy area. thousands ever people drive by this camera, right back here, every single day. now, city officials are investigating, trying to figure out if there is some kind of problem with it. >> reporter: this speed camera on cold spring lane near falls road has recorded 11,000 speeders. but now, after a handful of challengers, eight tickets have been voided because the camera was recording inaccurate speeds. >> the camera is having some kind of glitch that we're told. but what kind of glitch, i really don't know. >> reporter: the city council, planning to hold hearings on the grow being problems. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, also found problems with at least two other cam rass, outrage -- cameras, outraging drivers. >> i think they should give us our money back. >> how many have not been caught that they have made? >> reporter: the city said they are working with camera
vendors, continuing a rigorous investigation. in fiscal year 2012, drivers paid more than $19 million in fines, $4 million more than recollect projected. the mayor, speaking at a school, defends the camera program. >> i don't want anyone to get a ticket in error. but i'd rather face that person and correct that problem. because you can't bring a child back. if we lose one because somebody thinks it's more important for them to get to work, you know, five minutes late instead of 10 minutes late. >> reporter: the mayor assembled a task force well before the errors became public. she tells wjz, the cameras are making streets safer. speed violations dropped by 80% last year. and the average speed of drivers down at 44 of 48 fixed camera locations. that means school zones are now slower. >> we have been out here for a while tonight. and even though city officials say this camera is on right now, we haven't seen the lights flashing yet. so we're not sure if anyone has gotten any tickets since we have been out here. officials point out with the
city that despite these issues, their camera program has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. we're live tonight. adam may, wjz eyewitness news. >> adam, thank you. the city council investigation is expected next month. a car slams through a pizza bolis, heavily damaging the restaurant. the car lost control, ended up inside this falls road location, in mount washington. wjz was there, as police responded, backing up traffic on the busy road this afternoon. no word on the injuries or what caused the car to go through the front door, basically. >> well, 48 hours after a deadly confrontation on the subway platform in midtown, manhattan, officers make an arrest. terrell brown reports for wjz, on the man charged. [ bleep ] >> reporter: two days after this now-infamous confrontation on a subway platform in midtown, manhattan, led to the death of 28-year-old key sukwan.
they believe the man pushed him onto the tracks as the train approached. the grisly event unfolded before a crowd of people. >> the train was about three- quarters into the platform. you know, it was slowing down by that point. but then after it started slowly going to the platform, you almost heard like a thud. a thud, like something was hit under the train. >> reporter: nayim davis, seen here arguing with the victim, was apprehended tuesday. the 30-year-old street vendor reportedly confessed after being spotted by an off-duty police officer. he recently shaved his head but was recognized by this newsstand operator. >> he i said, this looks like you. he said, no, that's me not me. and i said, i'm looking at the nose and i recognize him. >> reporter: charges are expected today. and investigators have plenty of photographic evidence from the scene. r. umar abassy are a freelance photographer, managed to take 49 shots, including know the one that landed on the front page of the new york post. >> it all happened so fast i don't know what i could have done more, other than jump onto
the tracks. and try to save him. but i'm not strong enough to lift a body off the tracks. >> reporter: a doctor tried to revive hahn but to no avail. so just how many could have helped before the train arrived? that is one question new yorkers are now trying to answer. terrell brown, new york. >> davis is charged with intentional second--degree murder and depraved indifference. testimony resumes at fort meade, for the army private other charged in the worst secret document leak in u.s. history. the hearing is to determine whether highly restrictive conditions private bradley manning experienced for nine months were justified. manning is accused of giving thousands of secret documents to wikileaks. they face 22 charges, includinged a aiding -- including aiding the enemy. federal lawmakers attempt to back away from the fiscal cliff. political reporter pat warren
was with social security employees as they protested in baltimore today. >> marylanders at home and in washington know what's at stake. >> sequestration is something that we have to make sure we avoid. >> over hamp a million-- half a million marylanders depend directly on the maryland government for their job. >> the middle class has suffered enough. all will be affected if we allow the fiscal cliff to happen. >> reporter: taxes and cuts bring governor o'malley and a bipartisan group of governors to washington to offer their thoughts on the fiscal cliff, urging republicans and democrats to work together to avoid automatic increases and spending cuts set for the end of the year. in baltimore, a group of demonstrators outside the social security office made their feelings known, urging a resolution that does not include cuts in social security jobs and services. >> we're concerned about the cuts in social security. and we would like to see them change. and we don't want to see our public hurt in any way.
we want to serve public every day. >> you don't take money out of people's hands when you're trying to promote jobs. >> this is not a crime to cut back. >> for maryland, there's more than associate security cuts at stake. overall, maryland has 300,000 direct jobs and another 230,000 contracting jobs supported by the federal government. >> maryland has the fourth highest number of government- related jobs in the country. i'm pat warren reporting. now back to you on tv hill. >> and employees at more than 100 social security offices nationwide, participated today. the social security administration headquarters is in woodlawn, baltimore county. raking it in. maryland's three casinos earn more than $43 million last month alone. and the biggest winner of all, according to the maryland lottery and gaming control agency, maryland live, which just opened in june, earned 30.4 million alone. officials at maryland live hope to have table games ready to
roll by early next spring. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning's edition of "the baltimore sun." wrapping up with winter's warmest fashion trend. faux furs. coverage of the terps' basketball game against maryland eastern shore. and reports from baseball's winter meetings taking place in nashville, tennessee. for these stories and more, read tomorrow's baltimore sun. and remember to look for the updated forecast from wjz's first warning weather team. the hospital treating the duchess of cambridge is apologizing today, after a nurse revealed private details about kate to a prank caller. monica villamizar reports for wjz, from london. the caller pretended to be the queen. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge got a hospital visit from her sister pippa and brother james. they arrived the day after a caller pretending to be the queen, got through to kate's nurse. >> hello, good morning. >> oh, hello there. could i please speak to kate,
please? my granddaughter? >> the australian d.j.s, pulling the prank, fooled their way past the operator. and then tricked kate's nurse as well. she revealed that the duchess was being treated for severe morning sickness, had not thrown up during her shift. >> he's been given some fluids to rehydrate her. because she was quite dehydrated when he came in. >> reporter: the nurse said she was sleeping. >> reporter: a second, pretending to be prince charles replied, well, it's no palace, is it? >> when can you take me to the hospital, charles is this. >> well when will it be all right to come see her? in the morning? >> i suggest any time after 9:00. >> the hospital director said he deplores the foolish prank and promises to investigate the breakdown in security. >> the call went on for several minutes issue complete with the queen's fake dogs barking in the background. the radio host from the australian station, today f.m.,
apologize are the -- for the hoax. they said they thought they would be disconnected as soon as the nurse heard their terrible arc cents. -- accents. >> that may not have been real. but this is. if you can believe it. jersey shore star snooky has words of wisdom for the duchess of cambridge. snooky tells the daily news, kate should enjoy her pregnancy and be excited. she said, it's hard, but she shouldn't stress out. the 25-year-old reality star welcomed her first child in august. >> advice from snooky. >> this is no prank. that's real advice. >> snooky giving out advice. >> whether kate takes it, i don't know. good samaritans and police officers show some super human strength. how they saved a mother ask her child. slap in the face. some new york victims of super storm sandy are receiving property citations from the city. how they're fighting back.
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down around 30. tomorrow, it will be probably around freezing in the morning. but it will be sunny. it will be dry all day long. and temperatures only into the low 40s. maybe detting up to -- getting up to 46, 47. the next five days, we're already starting to warm up again. for the weekend, look at that. 50 friday. could be some showers. that would be north of us friday night. a better chance coming sunday and monday. but still mild. 55 and 60 on monday. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. in today's energy saver, your porch light or pamp post -- loomp post is -- lamp post is one of the height highest fixtures users. they are now coming in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit smaller lamps. for more information ho on how you can be an energy saver, go to the right-hand side of the page and click on our special section. people living in parts of queens, new york, are still recovering from devastation caused in part by super storm sandy. that's why some are angry with the city, after it started
handing out property violation notices. >> it goes straight through there. >> reporter: it is still a mess. roseanne and joe cavaliery are trying to clean up. bust front windows. about -- but adding insult to are injury are a citation note from the city. >> it makes me angry. but it also ridiculous. >> reporter: they got it november 9th, 11 days after a tree fell on their home. they were sighted -- cited for failure to maintain property. but it was a tree that belonged to the city. they were waiting for them to come remove it. >> we were patient for that. but to be slapped with a violation. >> reporter: the department of buildings the citations is a mere formality, a way for them to keep track of the downed trees. but people here say it is a permanent park on their property and they want the citation removed from the records. >> they're not only upset, they're nervous, scascared.
they don't know what is going to happen. >> reporter: the department of buildings released this statement, we have been working closely with property owners as they prepare to rebuild. part of the process is documenting the damage that has occurred. these violations do not carry any monetary penalties. and if any homeowner has any question, call 311. >> i want the violation off my house. off my record. >> as well as all of our neighbors. >> reporter: the department of buildings says the citation will stand but the cavalieries will fight to have it removed. >> state lawmakers are calling on the department to throw out the citations. police and a bystander lift a car off a colorado woman and her baby. the accident happened monday while the mother was crossing the street in aurora with her three children. the car hit the mom and her toddler children. two are the children were not hurt they lifted the one-ton vehicle off the family. >> the mother was -- she was unconscious at the time. she was on her side. she had her arms wrapped around
the little 2-year-old. the 2-year-old was awake. but we couldn't get her out until the car was lifted because her mom had a hold of her and was pinned underneath the car. so once the car came up, we were able to get both of them out. >> the mom has head wounds and several broken bones. the 2-year-old suffered burns, severe lacerations and abrasions. both are recovering in the hospital tonight. caffeinateing the country. starbucks is opening up another 1500 cafes in the united states. the plan to boost the number of starbucks in the country by about 13%. the seattle-based company also says it will eventually serve a new brand of tea in its cafes. world worldwide, starbucks says it will have more than 20,000 cafes in 2014. netflix and walt disney studios have inked a deal. netflix will become the subscription service for disney's new releases. customers will be able to stream from a cat log.
the new agreement will end the licensing deal disney has with pay cable network, stars. in healthwatch, a new study could change the current standard of care in breast cancer treatment. ines ferre reports, british researchers have found taking the drug tamoxifen for a longer period of time could have better benefits. >> reporter: carrie cuppa cella took the drug tamoxichen for -- tamoxifen for five years. >> even though it may make you feel not so great or you might have side 15s. you -- effects. you know you're doing something that is helping you. >> reporter: now, new research shows women should take it for 10 years, twice as long as the current five-year recommendation. researchers at the university of oxford found breast cancer patients who took the drug longer, were less likely to die from the disease, and less likely to have their cancer come back. >> the benefits are particularly in the second
tenure. that's very helpful, i think, for that group of women who have really been worrying until now. >> reporter: there are about 230,000 new cases of breast cancer each year. 50,000 are in young women before menopause. tamoxifen is the top drug treatment for that group since it blocks the hormone estrogen, which can fuel tumors. >> i think this will have an effect on practice. and particularly for my young patients at high risk of occurrence, i think longer tamoxifen will fuel research for all of us. >> researchers say they may consider going back on it. >> i trust my doctor. unequivocally. so if he said to me, you need to go on this drug for five years, i would do it. >> reporter: the 44-year-old said she just wants to be here for as many years as she can. in new york, ines ferre, wjz eyewitness news. >> tamoxifen does have some side effects, including increased risk for endometrial
cancer, blood clots, hot flashes and nausea. but the risk of serious side effects is low. check in with eyewitness news at 6:00. for all new stories, denise is coming up with a preview for us. denise? we'll keep you updated on the breaking news. gunfire inside st. joseph's medical center. a live report from the situation there. in the aftermath of super storm sandy, the national hurricane center is making change toss its warning system. find out what success done -- being done and why. check in for these stories and all the breaking news all new at 6:00. back to you. >> all right, denise. thank you. it expil -- ask still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. will terrell suggs overcome another major injury? and be able to play against the redskins sunday? >> stan has the answer next.
energy to contain phenom rookie quarterback robert griffin the third. but today, added more to whether ravens' linebacker terrell suggs will play. last sunday, sizzles recollection as he's affectionately known, tore his right siaccepts muscle. -- right biceps muscle. all of this after missing the first six weeks of the season. slowly but surely, suggs has made his precious -- presence known. but now, it may very well exceed his need to suit up and wreak havoc. he said it is going to be a game-time decision. >> we'll see how it goes. you know, you all pretty much know me. you've been around here for sometime. you know, we kind of live by -- you know, the creed is, you can breathe, then you can play. but you know, we just gotta check it out. we have to see how it holds up throughout the week. >> reporter: desight terrell suggs' -- despite terrell suggs' return still up in the
air. some look as he prag practices for the first time. an excited ray lewis said he is making tremendous progress. he won't be able to play against the redskins this weekend. but he is going to try to help his team prepare for that game in some way if he can. also, he says he does plan to play again this season. end quote. more than likely, he wants to play against peyton manning and the broncos here on december 16t. and with that, be sure to catch the beltway battle. getting back to this weekend now. ravens-redskins now. live from landover station. live here. and tune in tower to -- in to our post game show. mark, mary, marty. former raven wally williams and yours truly, at the conclusion of the ravens-redskins contest. that's it for now. among other things coming up at 6:00, though, a maryland terrapin, maryland eastern shore basketball advancer. and the orioles re-sign a major player from last year's thrilling season.
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i'm derek valcourt, with the frustrating situation that doctors here at anne arundel medical center, recently found themselves in and why it's a growing concern for patients at hospitals around the country. that's coming up. >> and the cooldown is here. don't miss the updated first warning weather forecast. >> check in for these stories and all the day's breaking news. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now. hospital chaos. a gunshot inside the st. joseph's medical center. >> tonight, how it involves police. hello, everybody. i'm denise koch. >> and i'm vic carter. >> updating the breaking news we have been